The Resource Bastards

Bastards

Label
Bastards
Title
Bastards
Statement of responsibility
Mary Anna King
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'A stirring, vividly told story of a young woman's quest to find the family she lost.' Peter BalakianBorn into poverty, Mary Hall and her older brother Jacob started out life with parents who, in Mary's words, were 'great at making babies, but not so great at holding on to them.' After being deserted by their father, Mary's mum took the two of them to live in low-income housing, where they struggled to make ends meet.In the years that followed, Mary and Jacob watched as their mother gave away each of their newborn sisters. All told, there were seven children - Mary, Jacob, and five phantom sisters. Then, one day, Mary found herself sent away too.Mary got a new surname and a new life but she remained haunted by the past - by the sisters she hoped to find again, the mother who'd had to give her up and the father who'd left them.Mary was a college student by the time her sisters started getting back in touch with each other. They shared a surprising number of characteristics, not least quirky facial expressions. With each reunion Mary felt like her family was becoming closer to whole again.Moving, haunting, and at times wickedly funny, Bastards is a fascinating account of finding one's family and oneself
Summary
Born into poverty in southern New Jersey and raised in a commune of single mothers, Mary Anna King watched her mother give away one of her newborn sisters every year to another family. All told, there were seven children: Mary, her older brother, and five phantom sisters. Then one day, Mary was sent away, too. Living in Oklahoma with her maternal grandfather, Mary gets a new name and a new life. But she's haunted by the past: by the baby girls she's sure will come looking for her someday, by the mother she had to leave behind, by the father who left her. Mary is a college student when her sisters start to get back in touch. With each reunion, her family becomes closer to whole again
Tone
Biography type
autobiography
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10430489
Cataloging source
DLC
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King, Mary Anna
Dewey number
306.8509749
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Biography
Target audience
adult
Label
Bastards
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_131748
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925267914
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Bastards
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_131748
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925267914
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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